Gaza Strip (Palestine) - Independent Maghreb Press Agency - Hamas Political Bureau's Chief Khaled Meshaal has rejected any concessions of any inch of the Palestinian state, at a demonstration on Saturday commemorating the 25th anniversary of Hamas.
“Resistance is the right way to recover our rights, as well as all forms of struggle; political, diplomatic, legal and popular, but all are senseless without resistance," said Mishael addressing for the first time thousands of people gathering in Gaza.
“Palestine is our land and nation from the [Mediterranean] sea to the [Jordan] river, from north to south, and we cannot cede an inch or any part of it,” he said.
“We fight Zionists, not Jews. We fight whoever occupied our land, regardless of religion ... Statehood will be the fruit of resistance, not negotiations,” Meshaal said to cheering fans.
He said the resistance movement looked towards the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO) as a symbol of Palestinian unity and a “reference” for all Palestinian people. Hamas does not belong to the PLO, but Meshaal said a year ago that it and
other factions were “on the path to joining” it.
“We are a single authority, a single reference, and our reference is the PLO, which we want united,” Meshaal said.